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Relocation

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In this section of Washington LawHelp you will find general information and self-help packets about relocating with children in Washington state.

  • Questions and Answers about Washington's Relocation Law

    3135EN - If you have legal custody of your child, and you wish to move (relocate) and take the child with you, Washington State law may require you to do certain things first. This publication briefly explains the law's requirements. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Following Washington's Relocation Law

    3132EN - Use this packet if you have legal custody of your child, and you wish to move (“relocate”) and take the child with you. Under state law, you may have to do certain things before you move. This packet has forms and instructions to help. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Which Court Can Enter Custody Orders? Questions and Answers about Jurisdiction

    3102EN - Determining jurisdiction can be complicated. This publication tries to explain the basics in simple terms. It may still be confusing. Try to speak with a lawyer. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Getting an Ex Parte Order to Move with Your Children

    3134EN - This packet will help you ask for a court order that takes effect right away, with little or no notice to the other parent, that allows you to move with your children. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Objecting when the Other Parent Wants to Move with the Child

    3133EN - If you are a noncustodial parent with the right to time with the child under a parenting plan, you can use this packet to try to stop the custodial parent from moving with your child. If you are a third party with some right to time with the child, you have the right to try to stop any proposed relocation if you believe it would interfere with your relationship with the child. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project